Lancaster University cyber attack suspect arrested

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image captionThe data was stolen in a "sophisticated and malicious" attack, the university said

A man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a "sophisticated and malicious" cyber attack against Lancaster University.

Student records, phone numbers and ID documents were accessed in the hack, and bogus invoices sent to undergraduate applicants.

A 25-year-old, from Bradford, was held on suspicion of fraud offences.

He has been released under investigation, the National Crime Agency said.

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